WE ARE A STORE. WE SELL HIGH END NYC DESIGNER CLOTHING MIXED WITH PARIS VINTAGE. WE SPECIALIZE IN UNUSED AND MINT CONDITION CHANEL HANDBAGS.
Ny, NY - June 21, 2009 - PILGRIM opened at 70 Orchard Street the other day with one goal in mind. �I need to make women feel beautiful in a modern and welcoming space,� says designer and store co-founder Richard Ives. As defined a pilgrim is but one who embarks upon over a quest to find something sacred. Part boutique, part memorial, PILGRIM is surely an exhibition of abstract paintings, art books, designer vintage apparel and accessories and PILGRIM�s own ready to wear collection.
Summer time 2009 PILGRIM collection finds inspiration in iconic shapes from fashion and cinematic history. Shift and short sleeve day dresses reminiscent of the 60�s (i.e. Pat Nixon) are given a modern, architectural edge through seaming details and meticulously placed hardware. Fabrics are dyed and treated giving taffetas, summer-weight tweeds and silk jerseys an up-to-date look. Strong elements are fused with soft details; lean with luxurious in tailored sleeveless men�s shirting, body-conscious blazers, high-waisted skirts and walking shorts inspired by Jane Birkin. Color is essential within the collection and apparent with the unexpected pairings of sea green and lime, lavender and almond and a medley of blues and muted bronzes that blend seamlessly. A white, black and pink boucle bubble dress with exaggerated cap sleeves showcases the designer�s awareness of cut and appreciation for understated glamour. DESIGNER CLOTHING MIXED WITH PARIS VINTAGE
By having an innate eye and admiration for vintage, PILGRIM offers an edited variety of designer�s work from the 50�s and 80�s to add Lanvin, Cacharel, YSL, and Ungaro. Jewelry and accessories are crucial to the PILGRIM aesthetic. Pre-ban ivory bangles, sixties-inspired beaded necklaces and Bonnie Cashin designed Coach bags are located through the entire store. Vintage sunglasses offer customers a relevant look into seasons past with an assortment of designer frames from the 70�s and 80�s including Courr�ges, Oleg Cassini and Nina Ricci. Black-washed floors supply the perfect backdrop for the eclectic mix of 20th century abstract paintings, some of which are created by co-founder Brian Bennett, and ornamental pieces on display that include Korean pottery from your 4th century. An array of soy based candles created mainly for PILGRIM reflect the mood of the collection and so are often found burning across the store. DESIGNER CLOTHING MIXED WITH PARIS VINTAGE ABOUT RICHARD IVES AND BRIAN BENNETT, THE DESIGNERS AND FOUNDERS OF PILGRIM
Richard Ives is really a designer in your mind and curator naturally. For upwards of twenty years, Richard did as a stylist and designer by incorporating of the very most influential photographers and labels to add Richard Avedon, Steven Klein, Michael Thompson, Ellen Tracy and Donna Karan. His experience ranges from act as a contributing editor, art director, visual merchandiser and stints in product development.
Brian Bennett has become a connoisseur of art and music for most of his life. After founding Lamprecht & Bennett, a successful creative photo agency, Brian continued to collect precious ceramics, pottery and glass. An artist by training and curator of talent by profession, Brian has always had an eye fixed for photography and continues to work with private dealers and collectors in Paris and through the country.
They opened their first store in Woodstock, The big apple and convey their passion for fashion and keenness for the arts to PILGRIM found at 70 Orchard Street in Manhattan�s Lower East Side neighborhood. They reside in the West Village.
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PILGRIM opened at 70 Orchard Street last week on the Lower East Side of NYC. The store is fashion/lifestyle for that modern woman having a NYC hipster vibe throughout. Prices on clothing are extremely affordable. Richard Ives the designer does each dress/blouse/pant/etc. of special edition clothing (5-6 items of each fabrication)